Indivara, Indīvarā, Indīvara, Indīvāra, Indīvarā, Imdivara: 20 definitions
Indivara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Indīvara (इन्दीवर) refers to the “blue lotus”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Again in the season of autumn will be found the blue and white lotus growing side by side [i.e., indīvara-āsanna-sitotpala-anvitā], hovered over by beautiful lines of bees, tender creepers adding beauty to the scene; the season therefore resembles a charming woman with blue eyes, fair face, black hair and thin brows. As if to view the beauty of the pure disc of her lord—the Moon, the summer lake opens at night her red lotus buds—her eyes of soft petals in which lie concealed the black bee serving as the pupil of the eye”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Indivara [इन्दिवर] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Pontederia vaginalis Burm.f. from the Pontederiaceae (Pickerel weed) family having the following synonyms: Monochoria vaginalis, Pontederia cordata Lour., Pontederia pauciflora. For the possible medicinal usage of indivara, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Indīvarā (इन्दीवरा) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.94-95 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Indīvarā has been variously identified with Śatāvara (Asparagus racemosus), Indravāruṇī (Citrullus colocynthis), Ajaśṛṅgī, Indracirbhaṭī, Kadalī, Kuraṇṭikā (Celosia argentea).
Indīvarā is mentioned as having six synonyms: Yugmaphalā, Dīrghavṛttā, Uttamāraṇī, Puṣpamañjarikā, Droṇī, Karambhā and Nalikā.
Properties and characteristics: “Indīvarā is pungent in rasa and cold in potency (vīrya). It allays pitta and kapha-doṣas, promotes eye-sight, alleviates cough, heals wounds and expels worms”.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Indīvara (इन्दीवर) refers to the “blue lotus”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, after Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) brought his daughter (Pārvatī) before Śiva: “Then Śiva looked at her in the first flush of her youth. Her complexion resembled the full blown blue lotus petals [i.e., phulla-indīvara-patra-ābhā]. Her face appeared as the full moon. Her auspicious dress and features were the repositories of all graceful charms. Her neck had the shape of the conch-shell. Her eyes were wide and her ears shone exquisitely. On either side, her long-rounded arms resembling a lotus-stalk shone beautifully. [...]”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Indīvara (इन्दीवर) (Cf. Nīlotpala) refers to a “blue lotus”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Parameśvara]:—[...] He is in the prime of his youth and has all the auspicious characteristics. He has the great Ajagava bow placed on his left side. On his right, he has five glowing arrows. He is shining like a blue lotus (indīvara-dyuti). On his chest there is a glittering garland of blue lotuses (nīlotpala). He is the Lord. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Academia.edu: Flowers of Consciousness in Tantric Texts
indīvara/indīvaram (or indīvāra and indivara)–the blossom of the blue lotus Nymphæa Stellata and Cyanea;
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
indīvara : (nt.) blue water-lily.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Indīvara, (nt.) (etym. ?) the blue water lily, Nymphaea Stellata or Cassia Fistula J. V, 92 (°ī-samā ratti); VI, 536; Vv 451 (= uddālaka-puppha VvA. 197). (Page 121)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Indivara (इन्दिवर) or Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—[indīrlakṣmīstasyā varaṃ varaṇīyam Tv.] The blue lotus; बाले तव मुखाम्भोजे कथमिन्दीवरद्वयम् (bāle tava mukhāmbhoje kathamindīvaradvayam) Ś. Til.17. इन्दीवरदलश्यामः (indīvaradalaśyāmaḥ). Name of Viṣṇu; इन्दीवरदलश्याममिन्दिरानन्दकन्दलम् (indīvaradalaśyāmamindirānandakandalam) |
Derivable forms: indivaram (इन्दिवरम्), indīvaram (इन्दीवरम्).
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Indīvāra (इन्दीवार).—A blue lotus.
Derivable forms: indīvāraḥ (इन्दीवारः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raṃ) The blue lotus. (Nymhæa cœrulea) E. indi for indirā q. v. the rest as in the preceding; also indivara and indīvāra.
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(-raṃ) See the preceding. f. (-rī) A plant, (Asparagus racemosus.) E. As before.
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(-raṃ) See indivara.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—n. and. m. The blue lotus, Nymphæa cærulea, [Indralokāgamana] 1, 8; [Daśakumāracarita] in
Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—[masculine] [neuter] the blue lotus; [masculine] a bee.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Indīvara (इन्दीवर):—[=indī-vara] mn. or indī-vāra, or indi-vara the blossom of a blue lotus, Nymphaea Stellata and Cyanea, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta; Prabodha-candrodaya] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. a bee, [Gīta-govinda]
3) Indīvarā (इन्दीवरा):—[=indī-varā] [from indī-vara] f. another plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Indīvara (इन्दीवर):—[indī-vara] (raṃ) 1. n. Idem.
2) Indīvāra (इन्दीवार):—[indī-vāra] (raṃ) 1. n. Idem.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Indīvara (इन्दीवर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Iṃdīvara.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Iṃdīvara (इंदीवर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Indīvara.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the blue water-lily Nytmphaea stellata of Nymphaeaceae family.
2) [noun] its flower; Blue lotus of India.
3) [noun] (sometimes referred to) the common Indian lotus, Nymphaea alba of Nymphaeaceae family.
4) [noun] its flower.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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